20 August 2018
SPUTNIK — Russian human rights commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said Monday there are all signs of cruel treatment in the detention conditions of Russian national Maria Butina, who is kept in a US prison.
Moskalkova expressed extreme concern over the actions of the US prison authorities during Butina’s transfer from Washington’s prison to Alexandria prison. She noted that, according to reports, Butina “was subjected to a humiliating strip search, was conveyed without warnings or explanations in shackles, placed in a quarantine cell where she spent 12 hours with the lights on and without food, and now is held in solitary confinement.”
“These actions, including holding in solitary confinement, have all signs of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment by the US government and violation of international law,” the commissioner said on her website. […]